American Cinematographer - January 2012 - (Page 62)
Lord of War
Barry Ackroyd, BSC and director Ralph Fiennes stage Shakespeare’s Coriolanus as a modern conflict between intractable foes.
By Iain Stasukevich •|•
62 January 2012
en. Caius Marcius (Ralph Fiennes) is Rome’s most courageous and controversial public figure, revered and reviled for his fierceness in battle as well his open contempt for the citizens of his country. After emerging victorious in a war between Rome and the neighboring Volscians, Marcius is dubbed “Coriolanus,” after the Volsce city of Corioles, and is urged by his mother, Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave), and Sen. Menenius (Brian Cox) to seek political office. In order to do so, Coriolanus must first submit himself for approval by the people of Rome, who instead call for his banishment. Once exiled, Coriolanus aligns himself
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